"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell

A radical view of our economic history – and future.


Arousing the spirit of the original in a new time.

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Soylent Green is our own memories.

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What if Borges’ Map went digital?


What’s the extent of Mark Twain’s reach?


The 1894-1903 cohort are bitterly resigned to unfreedom.


JORGE LUIS BORGES (1899–1986). The gaucho stood over the dead man, smeared the blade of his facón across his poncho, and slid it away somewhere within the folds of cloth. The smell of blood already mingled with that of the liquor and the walls of sod. And then a cackling laugh broke the stillness. From […]

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Hardcore anti-legend and bibliophile Glenn Danzig talks about his library, which seems to be located in a grotto bathed in the glow of bioluminescent aquatic creatures. His bookishness calls to mind Jorge Luis Borges, who described a universal library that partakes of the infernal: Man, the imperfect librarian, may be the product of chance or […]